Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits


Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfait

It's Day Six of Pumpkin Week! Tomorrow is our last day of all things pumpkin!

Today we're having Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits. Remember that beautiful pumpkin granola that I featured yesterday? Well, today we're using some of that granola to make these lovely pumpkin parfaits! These parfaits are absolutely beautiful. I love the orange color with the little specks of chia seeds and all of the colors of the granola on top. The Greek yogurt adds a nice tanginess to the pumpkin and the pumpkin spice rounds out the flavors nicely.

If you do not have pumpkin butter or maple syrup, add honey or any other types of sweetener that you have on hand. And if you don't have chia seeds, feel free to leave them out. And if you find the texture a little too thick for your tastes, add some almond milk or other liquid to thin it out a little bit. Use whatever granola that you have on hand, but I do have to say that the pumpkin granola I made is absolutely perfect in this parfait! Adjust the recipe according to your tastes and whatever ingredients that you have on hand.

This is a great recipe to prepare the night before. If you're like me, I often don't have time to make breakfast in the mornings. So you can make the yogurt the night before and divide it into two containers, then package individual portions of granola separately. Then in the morning, grab the granola and the parfait on the way out the door and you have a healthy and satisfying breakfast!

Give this recipe a try if you're in the mood for a different granola parfait! This parfait does not disappoint and has some beautiful fall flavors!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Check back tomorrow for the last recipe for Pumpkin Week and a round-up of all this week's recipes!!









Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfait
Adapted from The Yummy Life

1 c. Greek yogurt (regular, low-fat, or fat-free)
1/2 c. pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 Tbs. pumpkin butter
2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 to 1 cup pumpkin granola or other granola you have on hand

Combine all the ingredients (except for granola) in small bowl and adjust seasonings to taste (maple syrup and/or pumpkin butter and/or pumpkin pie spice). Split the yogurt between two bowls or glasses and sprinkle granola on top of the yogurt. Serve immediately.


Note: The yogurt mixture can be made and refrigerated the night before, then just assemble the parfaits before serving! This prevents soggy granola and ensures you have that nice crunch when you eat!


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